Tuesday, December 18, 2012

“She said that whenever she told Noah ‘I love you,’ his answer to her was: ‘Not as much as I love you.’ ”

Veronique Pozner, the mother of Noah Pozner, 6, was escorted by a rabbi after services at a funeral home in Fairfield, Conn.
In addition to a taco-factory manager, she said, Noah also wanted to be a doctor.

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Noah Pozner loved tacos, so much so that he talked of wanting to be the manager of a taco factory when he grew up; that way, he would be able to eat a taco whenever he wanted. He had a way of charming his elders and loved his siblings, including a twin sister who was in another classroom that day.

Jack Pinto adored the New York Giants and proudly wore a red Little League cap adorned with a large N for the name of his hometown. He was a spinning top of a boy, bouncing from one activity to the next, as if the day could never contain all the fun to be had.

The people of Newtown buried these two boys under an ashen sky on Monday afternoon, in the first of the many funerals to follow last week’s massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. They were both 6 years old.

The realization that Jack and Noah were gone settled like the December chill upon the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, where a Christian service was held for Jack, and upon the Abraham L. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Fairfield, where a Jewish service was held for Noah.

An 8-year-old boy named Nolan Krieger, dressed in khaki pants and a plaid dress shirt, captured the intensifying sense of loss as he left the service for his friend Jack. “I used to do everything with him,” Nolan said, rubbing his eyes. “We liked to wrestle. We played Wii. We just played all the time. I can’t believe I’m never going to see him again.”

The how of their deaths is, by now, internationally known. A 20-year-old man named Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother on Friday morning. Then, armed with an assault rifle and two handguns, he shot his way into the elementary school and killed 20 first-grade children and six school officials, all women, before killing himself.

The why of their deaths, though, is still being pieced together. The school remains a crime scene, and law enforcement officials said they expected to spend weeks, if not months, investigating angles and interviewing witnesses — including children — to develop the complete, unsettling picture.

First, though, there was Monday, just after Hanukkah, a week before Christmas Eve — and what was supposed to be the first school day after the devastation in the classroom on Friday.

In Fairfield, about 25 miles south of Newtown, mourners formed a somber queue outside the two-story, white-clapboard Green funeral home. Many were from Temple Adath Israel, the Pozner family’s Conservative synagogue in Newtown. Dannel P. Malloy, the governor of Connecticut, and one of its United States senators, Richard Blumenthal, were also there.

A little girl in a pink hooded coat, clutching a floppy stuffed animal, served as a reminder of the innocence lost, as a couple of bomb-sniffing dogs did, in their own way.

Lt. James Perez of the Fairfield Police Department said that nonspecific threats of protests at the funeral home, coupled with “stupid comments” on the Internet and on social media, had prompted the unusually large police presence. “You have to prepare,” the officer said. “Newtown wasn’t warned either.”

Lieutenant Perez said that he had been inside, and had spoken with the family — as best as he could. “To see it be a child, it’s just beyond — ” he said, adding, “I didn’t have any words.”

During the service, Noah’s teenage brother, Michael, spoke for himself and for his other siblings. Diane Buchanan, the mother of one of Michael’s friends, said the young man had to pause to gather his emotions as he spoke. “We no longer have a brother,” she recalled him saying, “but now we have a guardian angel.”

Noah’s mother, Veronique, also eulogized Noah, and talked of his boundless aspirations. In addition to a taco-factory manager, she said, he also wanted to be a doctor. Throughout, observers said, she spoke with a remarkable poise that seemed meant to help others cope with the loss.

“But the main thing she left was one point,” said Rabbi Edgar Gluck, who splits his time between Krakow, Poland, and Borough Park in Brooklyn. “She said that whenever she told him ‘I love you,’ his answer to her was: ‘Not as much as I love you.’ ”

Outside the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown, Conn., where services were held for Jack Pinto, 6. “We just played all the time,” one friend said. “I can’t believe I’m never going to see him again.” ...

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/nyregion/two-funerals-for-two-6-year-old-boys-in-newtown.html?pagewanted=2&_r=0&hp


Looking to cash in? said...

Even at a sad time like this there are those looking to take advantage.

Of course all the Lubavs & Edgar Gluck were at the levaya, many if not all of them with pure intentions.

But so was the loser who is running the remnants of Leib Tropper's scam. Yaakov Barros from South Fallsburg drove over to the CT funeral home yesterday. He knows that this corner of CT is a huge untapped market of intermarried Jews. The temple the Pozners belong to advertise on their website that they welcome intermarrieds.

Otisville fresser said...

This guy was based in the Willowbrook section of Staten Island. Did he daven at the Agudah with Avi Shafran?


A crooked eye doctor already in prison for health care fraud is in more trouble — after his mistress gave the feds compelling evidence he lied about his hand injury and impotence.

Dr. Joseph Mermelstein was able to perform all night and always used his alleged bum hand to deftly unhook her bra, revealed the woman, who also served as his office manager.

Mermelstein pocketed more than $2 million from insurance companies after making his false claims and is now charged with mail fraud, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

The 56-year-old doc submitted claims about his fake injuries to his insurance carriers after an accident in 2003, the feds said.
His lady friend helped prove he was lying. “During that period, he would use his left hand to unclasp her bra and would also use his left hand to grasp her right arm “ ‘tightly, firmly’ in order to position her while having sex with her,” court papers state.

The fraud was uncovered as Mermelstein was being sentenced in 2008 to five years for a separate scam. The doc received $200,000 from his automobile insurance and “millions” between January 2004 and June 2011 from another carrier, according to the indictment.

Mermelstein “faked symptoms and physical limitations” when he was examined by doctors hired by the insurance companies, the indictment says.

Anonymous said...

Mernick was already sitting in Otisville when they pulled his license.


Mitchell Harvey Mernick, MD
c/o Paul (Pesach) Mernick, Esq.
337-R Central Ave, Lawrence, NY, 11559 / Far Rockaway
Year of Birth: 1956
Effective Date: 06/14/2000
Action: License surrender
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charge of having been convicted in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Got Milch? said...


Eli Milch used to be a world famous plastic surgeon in Manhattan, until he was convicted as a sex offender. He now lives in Florida.


Milch was involved in a bizarre story while golfing with his buddy Harry Wagner at a Trump resort. Donald Trump imported 4 rare Australian Black Swans to live on his golf course. One of them was eaten by an alligator. A 2nd one was beaten to death by Wagner wielding a titanium driver. Wagner was originally facing 4 years in prison for felony animal cruelty but got off with probation after animals ate the carcass which was required evidence. Donald Trump banned Wagner from his resorts for life.

Anonymous said...


Isn't it illegal for Reed Moskowitz to still promote himself as a life coach & doctor ...


When his license was yanked for taking sexual advantage of his female psychiatric patients?

Failed Molester said...

Another shining example of the Conservative movement covering up for molesters notwithstanding the lies of Shmarya to contrast the Conservative as being proactive over the Orthodox

Allan D Nachlis, MD
Address: 726 East Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA, 19078
Year of Birth: 1957
Effective Date: 09/21/1995
Action: License surrender
Misconduct Description: The physician admitted to having been convicted in Delaware County Court of County Pleas, Pennsylvania, of Indecent Assault and Aggravated Indecent Assault (on women's private parts).

Nachlis is active at Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre


and on the "Honor Roll" of that area's UJA chapter

Failed Molester said...

This molester graduated Boston's Conservative Hebrew College and was active until his recent death with a Jewish Federation chapter.

A few years ago, Hebrew College paid tribute to him in their journal while ignoring his conviction and still refer to him as a "Doctor".

Gerald M Perlow, MD
Address: 40 Atlantic Road
Swampscott, MA, 01907
Year of Birth: 1937
Effective Date: 05/02/2000
Action: License surrender
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charge of having been disciplined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for sexually abusing an employee.

Algemeiner said...


Jack Dreck Esq said...

It's obvious that Shmarya reads this blog religiously as a number of interesting stories that are first here show up in very short order on Failed Messiah (with no hat tip to UOJ). But those are of course only the stories that fit Shmarya's agenda. Shmarya rarely attacks the Conservative and when he does it's usually with insinuations that even they missed the boat by being too frum or that they are not generous enough in showering money on the jobless (such as himself).

Anonymous said...

Binyamin Chaim Rothstein, DO
Address: Baltimore MD
License Number: 151763
License Type: DO
Year of Birth: 1955
Effective Date: 01/10/2012
Action: License revocation.
Misconduct Description: The Hearing Committee sustained the charges finding the physician guilty of having his license revoked by the Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance for failing to provide medical or surgical care and violating the standard of quality medical care.


This jerk moved to Israel when he was banned from acting as a doctor in the US and opened medical offices in Jerusalem & Ramat Beit Shemesh. He has a big beard & gives shiurim on chassidus

Anonymous said...

Chestnut Ridge is the latest Monsey neighbrohood that frum Jews started moving into. Avi Shafran promotes it in his newspaper articles because his daughter bought a house there & he wants to her real estate value to appreciate.

Paul Schonbrun, DO
Address: 36 Lunney Court
Chestnut Ridge, NY, 10977
License Number: 195593
License Type: DO
Effective Date: 04/02/1997
Action: License suspension for three years, stayed with probation for five years.
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charge of engaging in conduct which evidences moral unfitness by inappropriately touching other residents.


Molested 4 women at St. Barnabas Hospital

Anonymous said...

Same name as Kolko's lawyer. Does he daven in the same Atlantic Beach shul as OU's Basil Herring?

Jeffrey Scott Schwartz, MD
Address: 1233 Beech St, #42
Atlantic Beach, NY, 11509
Year of Birth: 1955
Effective Date: 04/11/2006
Action: License revocation.
Misconduct Description: Convicted in Nassau County of Grand Larceny.

Anonymous said...

What a "putz"

Jonathan K Schwartz, MD
Address: 2 Spruce St, Apt. 6K
Great Neck, NY, 11021
Year of Birth: 1946
Effective Date: 05/12/1998
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charges of practicing with negligence on more than one occasion and performing treatment not warranted by the condition of the patient.
License Restrictions: Physician's license is permanently limited precluding: penile lengthening; penile augmentation; penile enhancement; penile reconstruction; penile implants; placements of grafts on the penis & removal of grafts from the penis. The physician is also precluded from any involvement in advertising; scheduling & performance of the aforementioned procedures including sharing of fees generated by such procedures.

Anonymous said...

His daughter is NYC director of research & media analysis

Osher Sebrow, MD
Address: 23 Route 208 S, Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410
Year of Birth: 1954
Effective Date: 10/15/2009
Action: Censure and reprimand with $1,000 fine.
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest the charge of having been disciplined by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a patient.

Yated said...

How come Pinny never writes about the intellectually stimulating crowd keeping Rubashkin company?


Former Yale professor Arthur Seigel is also an inmate at Otisville

Monsey said...


Paul Steven Sender, MD
Address 1: 30A West Maple Ave, Monsey, NY
Address 2: Monsey Family Medical Center, 40 Robert Pitt Dr, Monsey, NY
Address 3: Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ
Year of Birth: 1955
Effective Date: 06/08/2006
Action: License revocation
Misconduct Description: The Hearing Committee sustained the charge finding the physician guilty of having been disciplined by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners for negligence, incompetence and inadequate recordkeeping. Previously the physician's New York State medical license was suspended on March 10, 2005.

Agudah Fresser said...


We should hire this lawyer! Someone admitted to him that they raped a child 3 times and he advises in his online legal forum that the perp should "speak to a rabbi". I hope UOJ doesn't investigate the perp's IP and have him arrested!

Anonymous said...

Marvin Shuster is an 80 year old clean shaven Lubavitcher who was close to the Rebbe and who is now close to Sholom Ber Lipskar


Marvin Shuster, MD
Address: 244 Bal Bay Dr, Bal Harbour, FL, 33154
Effective Date: 08/27/1997
Action: March 25, 2004, the physician surrendered his New York State medical license.
Misconduct Description: The physician did not contest having been disciplined by the Florida State Board of Medicine for exercising undue influence over a patient for the purposes of engaging in sexual activity.

Anonymous said...

Affiliated with Shalom Tendler?


Philip Siegel, MD
Address: 864 Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Year of Birth: 1937
Effective Date: 07/14/1999
Action: License revocation
Misconduct Description: The Hearing Committee sustained the charges that the physician was guilty of having been disciplined by the California State Medical Board for gross and repeated negligence; sexual misconduct and having been convicted in Superior Court of California, County of Riverside of sexual exploitation and sexual battery. The physician was also found guilty of having been disciplined by the Florida State Board of Medicine; Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners.The physician's New York State medical license was previously summarily suspended April 10, 1998.

Does this pass the smell test? said...

Brad Salzman from Monsey bills himself as a Yiddish speaker who is the perfect therapist for heimishe guys with sexual issues.

Do you think it's normal that for his clients already in therapy, he pushes them to attend a group session for another huge fee (who needs group discounts?) and that the group tackles "sex addiction"?


A weekly group for men who are struggling with compulsive sexual behavior or in early recovery. The group includes task-oriented therapy developed by Dr Patrick Carnes, as well as experiential therapy, process work, and group discussion. This group is designed for people who are already in individual therapy. Group candidates must have a private session before joining the group.

Anonymous said...

Young Israel of Scarsdale:

Abraham Isaac Sokol, MD
Address: Marcy Correctional Facility, New York 13403
Effective Date: 01/31/1994
Action: License revocation
Misconduct Description: The Review Board sustained the Hearing Committee's October 27, 1993 penalty and determination finding the physician guilty of having been convicted in New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County of Grand Larceny. The New York State Board of Regents denied the physician's petition for the restoration of his New York State medical license on September 14, 2011.

Boruch said...

Do you think it's normal that for his clients already in therapy, he pushes them to attend a group session for another huge fee (who needs group discounts?) and that the group tackles "sex addiction"?

It's not unusual for an individual in therapy with a individual therapist to be counselled to go to group therapy. Group therapy brings a peer perspective to the issue and in a shared group, it brings out, if done correctly, many more epiphany moments.